Body found in Ava does not seem to be suspicious death

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AVA, Mo. - Some citizens found a man's body about 1:30 p.m. Monday near a creek off Third Street in Ava. Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase says the body was decomposed and likely had been there at least 30 days.

Investigators combed the scene for clues about the man and his death. As of late Monday afternoon, they had not positively identified it. Degase says they found no obvious signs of foul play.

An autopsy in Springfield could provide more information.